December 15, 2020
A Mexican company decided to manufacture the image of the child Jesus with a mask and face shield in reference to the unique Christmas that this year plays in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
In Mexico, it is a tradition every December that the ceramic figures of the Child God fill the streets of the historic center of the capital. This year the merchants decided to raise awareness in their customers by dressing the “Child God” with personal protective equipment.
A mask, a mask and a bottle of alcohol gel are the accessories that the figure of Jesus drinks that every December 24, many families lullaby in honor of the birth of Jesus and each year they dress him in a different way, so that the costumes of San Judas Tadeo, the Niño de Atocha or the Sagrado Corazón, are the best sellers.
But, the merchants far apart from the traditional clothes manage to multiply their sales and specific costumes to hot topics lived during the year. Recently the migrant Niño Dios or the huachicolero (people who steal fuel and then sell it) and now the Covid19 child.
Although this year it is not only seeking to improve sales but also to make the population aware and use face masks.
“There has always been the Niño Dios doctor and we, to help people put on the mask, the mask, we did this. We made this outfit that my father-in-law and my wife created to raise awareness so that this pandemic does not last longer, ”said Emanuel González, manager of the traditional Niños Uribe store.
One vendor considered that it is also a way to show that “faith moves mountains.”
“It is a very beautiful tradition because it unites the family and moves the faith, people ask a lot from their saints. So how faith moves mountains, let’s see if with faith we create people’s conscience, “he said.